In March I contributed to a limited edition book for the ARTBOOKART fair at Hofs (Hadleigh Old Fire Station) in March. Each ABA artist made 2 pages and then the pages were bound together.
You can see more about the project here.
I played with various ideas for a while.. but oh what to do, what to do?
Mapped some ideas and was drawn to the idea of blank pages… began thinking about the way 'this page is intentionally blank" is written on the pages of a legal document or exam papers but then is no longer so. Explored a few more ideas but came back to using the map itself as a way of plotting the thought process behind it.
The each of my second pages are individual. They are made from sections cut from the 'blank page' maps, texts and book pages I am currently using in other work .. they kind of represent the pinging back and forward between projects- a sort of physical mind mapping.
We had our group essay tutorial this week. It wasn't as bad as I had thought but I realise I really need to focus on getting the question right as it is that which holds the essay together. Mine is (or will be) about the emotional attachment some people have to books .
This week I put out a call on facebook for friends to write a line or two about a book to which they are emotionally attached and what associations it holds for them. I've had some lovely responses.. which are generating a lot of ideas... but more of this at a later date.
I have a busy week or two ahead with a presentation of work to the new MA students and the installation by part timers for our end of year show, 'Overdue'. After that the essay is due end of November plus have to make work for the Artbookart show in December at the White Wall Space Gallery in Leigh... and then somewhere in there is Christmas... There is only one thing to do under the circumstances... go play with paper.
I'm following my bliss.